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Old 08-20-2013, 01:29 AM   #15
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The issue is emergency situations. Stopping! Car towing car, just plain dumb.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:41 AM   #16
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The issue is emergency situations. Stopping! Car towing car, just plain dumb.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:55 AM   #17
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how strong are the tow hook mounts? you could probably fasion a mount the hooks on there so you dont have to have a perm trailer hook

i bring this up because a few members have fashioned fantastic bike racks utilizing those mounts:
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #18
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While that might look cool...the Forester towing an AE86 is really cutting it close for being not-so-smart...2400lb towing capacity; 1800lb car + 1200lb trailer.

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That said, towing a small trailer with tires and wheels on it will be no problem for the FR-S.

In Europe where things aren't so sue crazy the ratings are higher on the same vehicle.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #19
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While it's POSSIBLE to tow with cars, unless they're rated for it you could have the transit authorities all over your ass at a check stop. That's not a fun place to get caught.

That pic above of the forester towing the AE86 is scary. No way that dude is stopping if something jumps out in front of him. Nevermind the extra load on the drivetrain in a car that was only designed to haul itself + 4 adults. Brutal.
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Anyone pulling half that without trailer brakes is an accident waiting to happen.

I'd hope he had them. There are plenty of alternatives to a hardwired brake controller.

And the tongue weight didn't necessarily look to bad there being a couple axle trailer.

Iirc forester in the us is rated to pull around 2400 lbs with brakes, 1000 without, 150 tongue. In other countries its rated around the weight of the vehicle or a bit more.
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Cool Donít doubt the little boxer

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Was thinking about this alot.

I like to have a Tiny trailer to hold a set of track wheels/tires and tools (big enough to hold 8 wheels/tires, and perhaps a motorcycle as this same trailer will be used for motorcycle track days too even if FRS won't be towing it on those days).

Was wondering if anybody would think this car could make it.

Yes I know we dont' know about this vehicles towing capacity.

But i was curious if there are examples of low power/sports cars that tow their own trailers ...rather than use a truck/suv.
Although I donít really recommend doing what Iíve done, Iíve used my 86 to push and test the limits of it and man has it impressed me
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Donít Doubt the little Boxer

Iíve towed more than I should for sure but man has this cars towing capacity impressed me.
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Iíve towed more than I should for sure but man has this cars towing capacity impressed me.
Whoa, I just noticed the stock wheels on the trailer. That's awesome.
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all about liability, yeah the wider tires and stiffer suspension I assume make the biggest difference, but you have to know what youíre doing, adjusting the load to find the desired tongue weight and feeling the load as you drive and driving according to that. Obviously you wouldnít jump on the highway and do 75 for a cross country trip like some idiots do and end up flipping. But a couple miles doing 45-55 the car hasnít felt it.
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